Interviews with Q. David Bowers, Jeff Garrett, Ira Goldberg, Ken Goldman, David Hall, Julian Leidman, Kevin Lipton, Paul Nugget, Jim Halperin, Todd Imhof, Steve Ivy, Tom Mulvaney, Greg Rohan, Rick Sear, and Tony Terranova.
Interviewer: David Lisot


David Warren Akers passed away on July 11, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born in Seattle, Washington on September 26, 1941, received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame and Master’s Degree from Oregon State University. He served in Viet Nam and received the Purple Heart. He married his wife Sharron in 1969.

In 1972, he went to work for Paramount International Coin Corporation and then started his own rare coin business in 1987, running major auctions in Baltimore and New York City.

He became a renowned numismatist, authored eight books on coins, and received many numismatic awards.

Coins were his passion since he was eight years old, and he felt so lucky to be able to turn his love of coins and their history into his profession.
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Q. David Bowers Remembers Numismatist David Akers

Jeff Garrett Remembers David Akers

Ira Goldberg Remembers David Akers

Ken Goldman Remembers David Akers

David Hall Remembers David Akers

Jim Halperin Remembers David Akers

Todd Imhof Remembers David Akers

Steve Ivy Remembers David Akers

Julian Leidman Remembers David Akers

Kevin Lipton Remembers David Akers

Tom Mulvaney Remembers David Akers

Paul Nugget Remembers David Akers

Greg Rohan Remembers David Akers

Rick Sear Remembers David Akers

Tony Terranova Remembers David Akers

American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money

The country’s premier coin show and convention,  is held every summer at cities around the country. This year the show was hosted in Philadelphia, PA. The convention features spectacular educational programs and events, and the most stunning collections of early American rarities ever assembled for the ANA’s signature Museum Showcase.

The  bourse, which is always sold out,  includes the finest rare coin and currency dealers in the world, with special sections for U.S., world and ancient coins as well as paper money. The Mint Promenade will features representatives of world mints from  five continents along with collector exhibits.

For more information about the ANA or any of its conventions, visit and/or visit the Coin and Paper Money Shows  section on Coinweek for the latest information, news stories and calendar of upcoming shows.


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